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Kai Bear Sportfishing Charters
In the fall of 1993, my son Tim, now Captain Tim Ellsworth, was working as a deck hand for one of Kauaïs sportfishing companies. He would come home at night and say that many people had complained to him about there not being a quality sport fishing boat here on Kauai. he stated, "Dad, if we would get a nice boat and start our own company, we could make a million dollars!"
Our search for a fishing boat began soon after. We were committed to be the best so our boat had to be superior to other fishing charters in Kauai. We were going to offer the ultimate in Kauai Fishing! In the summer of 1994 we found the boat we were looking for, a 1986 Bertram 38 foot Convertible III Sportfisher. Being a Bertram, it was more than superior to the island made Radon fishing charter boats used by many sportfishing companies on Kauai. It was heavier, more stable, and much more luxurious. We named her “Kai Bear”, shipped her to Kauai and outfitted her with the best rods, reels, and tackle money could buy.
Having the best equipment was great, but we knew we had to be more professional, and, catch fish more consistently than our competitors. This was our commitment:
THE BEST IN EVERY WAY.
In the summer of 1999 we added two new components to our operation, my other son Ben, now Captain Ben Ellsworth, and Kauaï¿½i's largest, most luxurious true sportfishing boat, the Grander, a 42 foot Bertram Convertible Sportfisher. With a price for every budget, WE ARE TRULY KAUAï¿½Iï¿½s NUMBER ONE SPORTFISHING COMPANY. As we say at Kai Bear, WE DO SPORTFISHING FOR THE DISCRIMINATING BIG GAME FISHERMAN!home fishimage
Best wishes and good fishing
Kai Bear Sportfishing offers a variety of both shared and exclusive private charters for every interest and budget. From our economy 6 pack shared to our exclusive private all day charters, Kai Bear Sportfishing provides you with moment to moment memories of thrilling big game fishing and panoramic vistas of sea life and Kaua’i’s beautiful garden isle, beverages included.
Departing from Nawiliwili harbor, Kaua’i’s main seaport, you’ll board one of Kai Bear Sportfishing’s two fully equipped Bertram boats, the 38 foot Kai Bear or 42 foot Grander, Kaua’i’s newest and finest. Captained and crewed by experienced, friendly professionals, you’ll immediately sense you’re in competent hands.
Within 15 minutes of leaving the slip, you’ll be fishing some of the most productive big game waters on earth. Depending on the season, you can expect to catch Pacific Blue or Stripped Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Ahi, Ono and even an occasional Sailfish. With at least one custom made Blue Water Rod and Penn International Gold two-speed reel for every fisherman, experience proven lures will be positioned to entice even the most elusive trophy fish.
Our catch rates are impressive: 70% of the time on 4 hour charters, 80% on 6 hour trips, and 95% of the time on 8 hour or all day excursions. At Kai Bear Sportfishing our primary goals are always to keep you safe and catch you fish, and in the process we’ll make sure you have a good time.
No matter your price range, we’ve got the charter for you. If you’re not a fisherman, how about a romantic sunset cruise or whale watching in season. Consider this, combine fishing, whale watching and a sunset cruise and only pay for one. We can do this for you, as well as most anything else you can imagine.
For the fishing experience of a lifetime, call Kai Bear Sportfishing. You’ll be happy you did. Satisfaction guaranteed and YES, WE SHARE THE CATCH!